Belk Library will receive a $5 million upgrade following a gift from two Elon parents. The addition will consolidate the offices of academic advising, tutoring, and disability services into one building. The expansion will take the form of a two-story, 11,000-square-foot annex on the east side of the Carol Grotnes Belk library.
Alex Hager, from Darien, Connecticut, is a reporter for Elon News Network. He is a Journalism major with minors in Spanish and Political Science. Alex is passionate about telling stories, hiking mountains, and wearing Hawaiian shirts.
In a Facebook post on Thursday, Molly Offstein's father shared an update on the health of his daughter, a freshman member of the Elon women's cross country team who was injured after being hit by a car in March. "Molly remains in a vegetative state," said Offstein's father Evan in the post.
Elon University junior Owen Gaffney, former president of the NC Mu Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon, used a racial slur toward a black Elon senior, according to multiple sources close to the situation. According to junior William Ellick, current president of Sigma Phi Epsilon, Gaffney and senior Austin Meekins, who is black, had a disagreement at an off-campus fraternity party over academic standards with Gaffney, who is white. While Meekins was outside the party, which took place the weekend of April 13, Gaffney indirectly called Meekins the N-word after he had left Gaffney's vicinity.
According to the latest Elon University Poll released on Wednesday, 49 percent of North Carolina respondents said that President Donald Trump is doing a worse job as president than President Barack Obama, while only 39 percent said Trump is outperforming his predecessor. The poll asked questions about voters' views of President Trump, his behaviors, and policies April 19-21.
The Elon University softball team beat the University of North Carolina at Greensboro on Wednesday afternoon, topping the Spartans 7-2 under overcast skies at Hunt Softball Park. The Phoenix got the victory behind a four-run fifth inning, seizing on a stretch of shaky pitching from UNCG.
Elonthon made history raising $351,554.17 "for the kids." Students danced through the night in Alumni Gym as part of Elonthon, a 24-hour dance marathon held annually to raise money for children's cancer research.
Redemption. That was the word on everyone's lips as thousands clad in Carolina blue swarmed Franklin Street in Chapel Hill on Monday night. After falling in last year's National Championship game, the University of North Carolina Tar Heels beat Gonzaga in Phoenix, Ariz., and fans back on campus celebrated in grand fashion. In one of UNC's most famous athletic traditions, throngs of Carolina faithful formed a sea of celebration on the corner of Franklin St.
The Elon University Baseball team defeated James Madison University by a score of 3-0 on Sunday afternoon at Latham Park, sweeping the Dukes in their three game series, extending a winning streak to six. Although the Phoenix won the first two games of the series in high-scoring affairs, Sunday’s game was decidedly a pitching duel.
Daniel Gilbert, Harvard psychologist and bestselling author, delivered Elon University's Spring Convocation lecture on Thursday afternoon in Alumni Gym. Gilbert is known for his TED Talk “The Science of Happiness” and his award-winning book “Stumbling on Happiness."
It was the home of so many firsts: first dates; first parties; first independence. I still remember that pizza parlor like it was yesterday. I still remember those igloos like I remember my childhood bedroom. But now, the place where so many of us grew from kids into adults is waddling off into the sunset.
The Elon University women’s basketball team dominated both ends of the court against William and Mary on Sunday afternoon, beating the Tribe 70 to 47. It was Senior Day in Alumni Gym, and it was a core of Elon’s seniors that propelled the Phoenix to victory.
You may have noticed three unexplained brick columns being built along sidewalks in a few spots on campus. According to Brad Moore, university architectcq- MP and director of planning, design and construction management, they are for new signage denoting Elon University’s various residential neighborhoods.
In the wake of President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily banning refugees and immigrants from some predominantly Muslim countries, reactions have poured out from colleges and universities across the United States. Institutions of higher education have been among the most active in responding to the executive order at an organizational level.
Hundreds of protestors gathered at Raleigh-Durham International Airport on Sunday afternoon to protest an executive order from President Donald Trump that bars Syrian refugees and citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States. According to the airport, more than 1,000 people were present for the protest.
Played within the intimate confines of historic Alumni Gym, the Elon University men’s basketball games tend to be an exciting affair. Though players and opponents have changed from year to year, one tradition has cemented itself as an unmissable part of any Elon game in the last decade. Without fail, after the under-eight media timeout in the second half, students begin to chant, “Dr. Danieley.”
The oldest part of Elon University’s campus is going to get a new addition. A new commons building will be built in the Historic Neighborhood, completing a multi-year renovation plan for the area. Plans for the new building, named the LaRose Student Commons, were officially announced during Homecoming weekend at the Board of Trustees luncheon. President Leo Lambert, joined by donor Gail H. LaRose ’64, announced that LaRose’s $2.5 million gift will be used to build a new student gathering space.
The Elon University mens basketball team had its first outing of the fall on Tuesday night, trouncing Division III Randolph College 88-43 in an exhibition match in Alumni Gym. The Phoenix shone on both ends of the floor, dominating possession in a game that saw them shoot 53% from the field and 33% from beyond the arc.
Although Schar Hall is now officially open for business, anyone walking through the McEwen building will notice that construction within the School of Communications is far from done.
While many Elon students worry about which courses they’ll choose during registration each semester, a new program proposes an entirely alternative different way to spend a semester.